Important news about the Full-time MBA Program
Tippie College of Business has announced that the incoming class of 2019 will be the last cohort of students admitted to the Full-time MBA program at Iowa. The decision to end this delivery format for the Iowa MBA will allow the college to continue to innovate and grow the Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and portfolio of specialized master's programs increasingly preferred by the students and businesses we serve.
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It’s a bull market for finance

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects most finance-related career opportunities to grow at a rate of at least 12–14 percent through 2024, almost double the rate for the job market as a whole. Enter a job market like that with a top-ranked finance MBA, and you’ve got some serious career power.

Recent Iowa MBA finance grads are doing:

  • Consulting at McKinsey & Company
  • Consumer banking at Citibank
  • Fixed income investing at Aflac in NY
  • Portfolio analysis at Aegon Transamerica
  • Strategic planning at Fisher Scientific
  • Pricing at Delta Airlines

The flexibility of finance

Even the vocabulary is flexible: You say “fi-NANCE.” I say “FI-nance,” right?

Pronunciation aside, finance applies to raising capital, deciding if an investment is a good idea, controlling risk, and forecasting revenue. Nearly every business in every industry has to deal with these challenges. A finance MBA preps you for a long list of roles, including:

  • Portfolio manager
  • Research analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Private wealth managers
  • Cash management
  • Internal financial analyst
  • Pension manager
  • Real estate investor
Alumni Story
Justin Botts

Pivot from airline operations agent to senior finance manager

After graduating, Justin Botts (MBA12) joined United Airlines as a senior financial analyst in a group that supports airport operations. He was a natural fit.

“My experience at Tippie helped me be successful in the global enterprise for United.”

Right away, he used the skills he learned at Tippie: capital investment analysis and complex modeling. Last year, Botts was promoted to senior manager of finance for United Ground Express.

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